Best Adventure Movies of 1987

1.

The Princess Bride

6.4
8.1/10 IMDB

In this enchantingly cracked fairy tale, the beautiful Princess Buttercup and the dashing Westley must overcome staggering odds to find happiness amid six-fingered swordsmen, murderous princes, Sicilians and rodents of unusual size. But even death can't stop these true lovebirds from triumphing.

Starring: Cary Elwes, Robin Wright, Mandy Patinkin, André the Giant, Chris Sarandon, Christopher Guest, Wallace Shawn, Peter Falk, Billy Crystal, Fred Savage ..
Directed by: Rob Reiner
Release date: 1987-09-25
2.

Predator

6.2
7.8/10 IMDB

Dutch and his group of commandos are hired by the CIA to rescue downed airmen from guerillas in a Central American jungle. The mission goes well but as they return they find that something is hunting them. Nearly invisible, it blends in with the forest, taking trophies from the bodies of its victims as it goes along. Occasionally seeing through its eyes, the audience sees it is an intelligent alien hunter, hunting them for sport, killing them off one at a time.

Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carl Weathers, Elpidia Carrillo, Bill Duke, Richard Chaves, Jesse Ventura, Sonny Landham, Shane Black, R.G. Armstrong, Kevin Peter Hall ..
Directed by: John McTiernan
Release date: 1987-06-12
3.

Lethal Weapon

6.1
7.6/10 IMDB

Veteran buttoned-down LAPD detective Roger Murtaugh is partnered with unhinged cop Martin Riggs, who -- distraught after his wife's death -- has a death wish and takes unnecessary risks with criminals at every turn. The odd couple embark on their first homicide investigation as partners, involving a young woman known to Murtaugh with ties to a drug and prostitution ring.

Starring: Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Gary Busey, Mitchell Ryan, Tom Atkins, Darlene Love, Traci Wolfe, Jackie Swanson, Damon Hines, Ebonie Smith ..
Directed by: Richard Donner
Release date: 1987-03-06
4.

The Brave Little Toaster

5.1
7.3/10 IMDB

A group of dated appliances find themselves stranded in a summer home that their family had just sold decide to, a la The Incredible Journey, seek their young 8 year old "master". Children's film which on the surface is a frivolous fantasy, but with a dark subtext of abandonment, obsolescence, and loneliness.

Starring: Jon Lovitz, Timothy Stack, Phil Hartman, Deanna Oliver, Timothy E. Day, Thurl Ravenscroft, Joe Ranft, Judy Toll, Wayne Kaatz, Colette Savage ..
Directed by: Jerry Rees
Release date: 1987-07-09
5.

The Living Daylights

4.9
6.7/10 IMDB

James Bond helps a Russian General escape into the west. He soon finds out that the KGB wants to kill him for helping the General. A little while later the General is kidnapped from the Secret Service leading 007 to be suspicious.

Starring: Timothy Dalton, Maryam d'Abo, Jeroen Krabbé, Joe Don Baker, John Rhys-Davies, Art Malik, Andreas Wisniewski, Thomas Wheatley, Desmond Llewelyn, Robert Brown ..
Directed by: John Glen
Release date: 1987-06-29
Best Adventure Movies of 1987 : Sherlock Holmes: The Sign of Four
6.

Sherlock Holmes: The Sign of Four

4.1
8.1/10 IMDB

Mary Morstan has received a pearl in the post every year since her father's disappearance; this leads Holmes and Watson to the truth about a secret pact between four convicts during the Indian Rebellion of 1857.

Starring: Jeremy Brett, Edward Hardwicke, Jenny Seagrove, Ronald Lacey, John Thaw, Emrys James, Alf Joint, Kiran Shah, Terence Skelton, Rosalie Williams ..
Directed by: Peter Hammond
Release date: 1987-03-07
7.

The Principal

3.9
6.3/10 IMDB

Burglary. Drugs. Assault. Rape. The students at Brandel High are more than new Principal Rick Latimer bargained for. Gangs fight to control the school using knives - even guns - when they have to. When Latimer and the head of security try to clean up the school and stop the narcotics trade, they run up against a teenage mafia. A violent confrontation on the campus leads to a deadly showdown with the drug dealer's gang, and one last chance for Latimer to save his career... and his life.

Starring: James Belushi, Louis Gossett Jr., Rae Dawn Chong, Sean Michael Allen, Kelly Jo Minter, J.J. Cohen, Michael Wright, Reggie Johnson, Esai Morales, Troy Winbush ..
Directed by: Christopher Cain
Release date: 1987-09-18
8.

Masters of the Universe

3.9
5.4/10 IMDB

The world of Eternia in the aftermath of Skeletor's war on Castle Grayskull, which he has won after seizing Grayskull and the surrounding city using a cosmic key developed by the locksmith Gwildor. The Sorceress is now Skeletor's prisoner and he begins to drain her life-force as he waits for the moon of Eternia to align with the Great Eye of the Universe that will bestow god-like power upon him.

Starring: Dolph Lundgren, Frank Langella, Meg Foster, Billy Barty, Courteney Cox, Robert Duncan McNeill, Jon Cypher, Chelsea Field, James Tolkan, Christina Pickles ..
Directed by: Gary Goddard
Release date: 1987-08-07
Best Adventure Movies of 1987 : Mio in the Land of Faraway
9.

Mio in the Land of Faraway

3.5
6.4/10 IMDB

They're two best friends, a million miles from home. On an incredible adventure, beyond the boundaries of space and time. A fantasy about a lonely boy who is transferred from his dull life with his adoptive parents to the land where his real father is the king.

Starring: Nick Pickard, Christian Bale, Timothy Bottoms, Susannah York, Christopher Lee, Sverre Anker Ousdal, Gunilla Nyroos, Tomas Bolme, Lena Endre, Igor Yasulovich ..
Directed by: Vladimir Grammatikov
Release date: 1987-07-01
10.

White Water Summer

3.4
6.2/10 IMDB

When the experienced guide Vic accompanies the city boy Alan and his three friends on their first wilderness experience, he not only hope to teach the four boys lessons about the wilderness, but about themselves. Vic pushes them to the limit. Soon after alienating the boys, Vic finds himself in desperate need of help and must rely on his students in order to survive.

Starring: Kevin Bacon, Sean Astin, Jonathan Ward, K. C. Martel, Matt Adler, Caroline McWilliams, Charles Siebert, Joseph Passerrelli ..
Directed by: Jeff Bleckner
Release date: 1987-07-10

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